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Maleka Hashmi

Biology

Office: 321 Jarvis Hall - Science Wing
Phone: 715/232-1138
Email: hashmim@uwstout.edu

EDUCATION

2006 PhD Physiology, University of Georgia, Athens, USA
1996 MSc Pharmacology, University of Bradford, UK
1993 BSc Hons Physiology, University of Liverpool, UK

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Associate Professor, 2008- present
Department of Biology,
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2006- 2007
Department of Anatomy
University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

TEACHING

I am an accomplished educator and my teaching evaluations reflect my success and love for teaching. I continue to pursue teaching excellence and I incorporate many innovative teaching techniques into my pedagogy, all of which are designed to increase student engagement. For example, I have developed or significantly revised (in terms of delivery and technique) seven courses over the past six years, which have contributed significantly towards building the Health Science offerings of the Applied Science Program. I successfully developed a Human Physiology minor and an Environmental Health concentration within the Environmental Science program
My commitment to excellence in teaching was recently recognized by the UW-System through my appointment as a Wisconsin Teaching Fellow. I have embraced and contributed to SoTL research, with projects ranging from lesson study, teaching critical thinking, illustrated novels, question asking, and service learning.  I have provided over 200 Advanced Physiology students with the opportunity to gain significant real-life clinical experience through a student-run health clinic service learning initiative. My commitment and outstanding scholarship regarding the services provided at the health clinic, and its impact on my students and the community have been formally recognized by the UW System with an Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award. I have successfully integrated research into the classroom with results that positively impact the local community.

NEW COURSES DEVELOPED OR SIGNIFICANTLY REVISED IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

(Date course first taught in parentheses) (grades based on official departmental student evaluation question, “Overall, I would give this instructor a(n) _________ in this course.” for last three years and representative student comment)

•    BIO132 Human Biology (S2008): I significantly revised the course upon arrival at UW-Stout, developing new labs, collaborating with colleagues by implementing the illustrated novel project and recently incorporating a new teaching method of question-asking. I developed an online version of the course complete with online labs and in 2011, I implemented a linked Learning Community with PE 135 Walking/Jogging course. (80% gave me an A, n=149. “Dr. Hashmi is an excellent instructor/person. She is very enthusiastic about her lectures, and it is obvious she enjoys teaching. She gets to know her students on a personal level and is welcoming of questions. I feel that I learned a lot from her, and I am very glad I took her course.”)

•    BIO362 Advanced Physiology (F2008): I significantly revised the course by the incorporation of case studies, a major health clinic service learning project and I am currently investigating techniques to increase critical thinking  (87% gave me an A,  n=105. “Dr. Hashmi is fantastic! I loved her as a professor, and I enjoyed her class :) She made a complicated topic not so complicated.”)
•    APSC311 Issues for Science Professionals (S2012): I significantly revised this course with incorporation of discussion and building case studies, presentation skills and peer-review. (90% gave me an A, n=21. “The instructor was well prepared for class and made it an environment for open discussion.”)
•    BIO400 Special Topics (S2012): This is a discussion-based class. Students read and discuss peer-reviewed scientific articles (75% gave me an A,  n=28 “She is AMAZING! She always had valuable input and was very encouraging.”)
•    BIO490 Histotechnician Laboratory Practicum I (F2011), BIO491 Histotechnician Laboratory Practicum II (S2012) and BIO492 Histotechnician Laboratory Practicum III (S2012): New courses (I developed all three course proposals). These courses are housed at UW-Stout but taught at Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, WI.
•    BIO462 Environmental Toxicology: This course has been recently approved and is required for accreditation of Environmental Health concentration of the new Environmental Science program.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Courses taught at UW Stout:

•    APSC 311 Ethics for Science Professionals
•    BIO 132 Human Biology (on campus and online)
•    BIO 362 Advanced Physiology
•    BIO 358 Introductory Pharmacology (online)
•    BIO 400 Special Topics
•    BIO 562 Advanced Physiology (graduate class)
•    BIO 489 Research Experience

RESEARCH

I have played an important role in establishing a research program involving rodents (rats and mice) at UW-Stout. With colleagues, I established an animal research facility and secured federal certification for it.  I also wrote its standard operating procedures (SOPs) and I am also currently the only person on campus to hold a DEA license for the use of controlled substances in my research. Establishment of the animal facility was essential for the growth of the Applied Science and Environmental Science Programs amongst others and provided novel research experiences for UW-Stout students.
In addition to SoTL, my research program centers on the etiology of hypertension, other cardiovascular related issues (using rodent models) and food security. My students investigate original research questions in the field of cardiovascular physiology and all are trained in sophisticated techniques. I have successfully integrated research into the classroom - just recently my students completed an assessment of food security in Menomonie. The impact of implementing the recommendations from the study will be monitored in a longitudinal study. My students and I collaborate with distinguished researchers from the University of Virginia and Case Western Reserve Medical School and to date I have involved twelve different Applied Science/Environmental Science students in my research outside of class. My students and I have presented our research on campus, locally, nationally and internationally.

BENCH SKILLS

•    Histology, frozen and paraffin sections
•    Immunohistochemistry, sectional and whole mount
•    Immunoprecipitation assays
•    Western Blotting
•    Transmission Electron Microscopy
•    Immuno Electron Microscopy
•    PCR
•    In vivo surgery, catheterization, micro-dissection

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Heart Association
American Thoracic Society

SERVICE

My service contributions to my department, the university and the local community have enriched my life, both professionally and personally. Within my department I am the Environmental Health concentration coordinator of the Environmental Science program, the Pre-Med advisor and the lead faculty for BIO 132 (Human Biology).  I am also the academic advisor for the Marshfield Clinic Histotechnician program, the Human Physiology minor and the coordinator for the Winter Marshfield Clinic Pre-Med experience. Every semester, I lead mass-advising sessions, advise individual students and develop materials for Medical School applications. I am the academic advisor for the Stout Pre-Health Society (SPHS) student organization. Under my leadership SPHS students volunteer their time and service to the community, hold MCAT study sessions, organize Wellness Events and mock Medical School interviews.  SPHS students recently won an award from UW-Stout for Service Organization of the Year in the service category “for their work in volunteering their time and expertise at the student-led health clinic at Stepping Stones in Menomonie”.
At the university level, I have participated in university governance through the Educational Activities Committee (Chair), Faculty Senate Executive Committee, the Chancellor’s Coalition on Alcohol, Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). I have participated in recruiting events such as the Wisconsin State Science Olympiad by serving as a State Event Supervisor for four years.
My service to the community consists of a major service-learning project that has literally saved lives! With the help of a Learn & Serve America grant, I established a student run health clinic at Stepping Stones Food Pantry in 2011. It serves to provide free preventative health screenings to patrons of the food pantry who have inadequate or no health insurance.

 Service to: Programs, Biology Department and UW-Stout

•    Advisor for: Human Physiology minor (2013-present), Marshfield Clinic Histotechnology program (2011-present), Environmental Health concentration coordinator (2012-present), graduate thesis advisor to a graduate student, Sami Althwab, in the Masters in Food and Nutrition program (2012-present), Stout Pre-Health Society (2010-present), advisory committee member for the Marshfield Histotechnician program (2010-present), coordinator for The Winter Marshfield Clinic Pre-med experience  (2009-present), Pre-Med advisor (2008-present), I advise 50+ students per semester, (Applied Science and Environmental Science Majors, 2008-present)
•    Campus committees: Institutional Review Board (IRB, 2012-present), Chancellor’s Coalition for Alcohol (2011-2012),  Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC, 2009-present), Faculty Senate Executive Committee (2009-2011),  STEM College Level Promotions Committee (2009, 2014), Educational Activities Committee 2008-2011, (Chair 2009-2011)
•    Departmental committees: Departmental By-laws revision committee (2014-present), Health Science committee (2008-present), BIO 132 Human Biology curriculum committee (2008-present), The Biotechnology concentration committee (2008-present) , Search committee member for Medical Biotech position (2008), Animal/Biotech Technician (2009), Cell  Molecular Biologist, (2012)

Service to the Community (local, state and national)

•    Reviewer for: Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (2013-present), Human Biology by Mader & Windelspecht. 12th Ed, McGraw-Hill Publishing, (2011) & Biology of Humans: Concepts, Applications, and Issues by Judith Goodenough and Betty McGuire, Pearson Education, (2009)
•    Free health screenings to Menomonie residents via student health clinic (2011-present)
•    Science Olympiad State Event Supervisor (2008-2009, 2012-2013)

AWARDS

•    Outstanding Emerging Researcher Award 2012, 2014 (nominated)
•    Outstanding Woman of Color in Education Award 2013
•    Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty 2012, 2013 (nominated by the Provost)
•    University of Wisconsin Teaching Fellow 2012
•    UW-Stout Library Research Fellow 2012

GRANTS

•    Hashmi, MP. (2014) Local Food Security Through College-Based Service Learning. UW-Stout STEM College Small Grant,US-Stout. $3000.
•    Hashmi, M.P. (2013). Cellular S-nitrosothiol Signaling in Respiratory Biology. NIH NHLBI Sub-award. $8,000
•    Carlson, KM & Hashmi, MP. (2012). Professional Development grant. Professional Development: Establishing a Sustainability Science Funding Network. $1000
•    Wisconsin Teaching Fellow Award.  2012. $5700
•    Shapaker, T. & Hashmi, MP. (2012). Comparing Nitric Oxide Synthase Distribution between Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats and Wistar Kyoto Rats. $1863
•    Carlson, KM, Hashmi, MP, Vande Linde, AQ, Kirk, J & Little, AM. (2012). Learning on a Mission (LOAM). NSF TUES Proposal $590,362 (Not Funded)
•    Hashmi, MP. 2011. Infusing diversity across the UW-Stout curriculum institute.  $1800
•    Hashmi, MP. 2011. Learning Community Summer Planning Workshop; Setting the PACE for Success, $300
•    Nelson, M., Smith, K., & Hashmi, MP, 2011. Investigation of Aspergillus Migration into Blood Vessels. $1863
•    Pickart, M, Hashmi, MP and Burritt, J, 2010. Health Sciences Education Collaborative Project: Marshfield Clinic, UW-River Falls, and UW-Stout. UW-Stout Curriculum Incubation Center Grant. $8960
•    Burritt, J, Pickart, M and Hashmi, MP, 2010. Animal and Tissue Procurement for Instruction. UW-Stout Curriculum Incubation Center Grant. $8698
•    Demuth, B., & Hashmi, MP. 2010. Down-Regulation of A2A Receptor via Continuous Antagonism as a Possible Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease. $936
•    Hashmi, MP and White, T, 2010. Service Learning STEMS into Community Action. Corporation for National and Community Service through the Learn and Serve America Program. Grant distributed by Midwest Campus Compact.  $25,000
•    Hashmi, MP, Little, AM, and Grant, JE. 2010. NTLC Lesson Study Community of Practice: Plants, Drugs, and Depression. $2000.
•    Grant, JE, Parsons, A, Hashmi, MP. “Biocircle” NSF TUES Proposal $186,640. (Not funded)
•    Boone, J. & Hashmi, MP 2009. Student Grant Assessment of Endothelial Cell Response to Medicinal Plant Compounds, UW Stout. Grant awarded March $1975
•    Fagan, M. & Hashmi, MP Student Grant 2009 Quantification of Proteins Involved in the Etiology of Hypertension Using Western Blotting Techniques. UW Stout. $1945
•    Hashmi, MP. 2008 Faculty Research Initiative Grant. Development of Hypertension and Screening of Medicinal Plant Extracts Using Endothelial Cell Culture, UW Stout. $8000

PUBLICATIONS

•    Hashmi, MP and Hill, SM, (2014). Using small group teaching to develop critical thinking skills; an interdisciplinary approach. (in prep for submission to International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning)
•    Hashmi, MP, & Haas, J A (2014). A model for addressing local food insecurity through college-based service-learning.  (in prep for submission to Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development)
•    Hashmi, MP, Lewis, TH & Lewis, SJ (2014) Light Microscopic Investigation of Proteins necessary for vesicular exocytosis in Endothelial Cells in Rat Mesenteric, Femoral and Pulmonary Arteries. (in prep for submission to Microvascular Research)
•     Hashmi, M P, & Carlson, KM, (2012). Interdisciplinary model for infusing food security into STEM curriculum. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 3:1, 129-141.
•    Hashmi, MP, Grant, JE.  & Suilmann, D, (2012). Inspiring Non-Science Students in STEM Courses: Illustrated Novels in Two Linked Learning Communities: in Advancing the STEM Agenda: Quality Improvement Support STEM. ASQ Quality Press, Milwaukee.
•    Hashmi, MP & Carlson, KM, (2012). Interdisciplinary Service Learning: Two approaches to solving one problem. Proceedings of the ASQ STEM Agenda Conference, Menomonie, WI.
•    Hashmi, MP, Little, AM & Grant, J, (2011). Interdisciplinary lesson study: Using case studies to build graph interpretation and web evaluation skills, and student enthusiasm. Proceedings of the ASQ STEM Agenda Conference, Menomonie, WI.
•    Hashmi, MP, Grant, J & Suilmann, D, (201)1. Inspiring Non-Science Students in STEM Courses: The Illustrated Novel Project. Proceedings of the ASQ STEM Agenda Conference, Menomonie, WI.
•    Hashmi-Hill MP *, Graves JE, Sandock K, Bates JN, Robertson TP & Lewis SJ, (2007).  Hemodynamic responses elicited by systemic injections of flavin adenine dinucleotide. Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, 50: 94-102.
•    Hashmi-Hill MP *, Sandock K, Bates JN, Robertson TP & Lewis SJ, (2007).  Flavin adenine dinucleotide may release preformed stores of nitrosyl factors from vascular endothelial cells in conscious rats. Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, 50: 142-154.
•    Lewis SJ, Hashmi-Hill MP *, Owen JR, Sandock K, Robertson TP & Bates JN, (2006). The vasodilator potency of the endothelium-derived relaxing factor, L-S-nitrosocysteine, is impaired in Spontaneously Hypertensive rats. Vascular Pharmacology, 44: 476-490.
•    Lewis SJ, Hashmi-Hill MP *, Owen JR, Sandock K, Robertson TP & Bates JN, (2006).  ACE inhibition restores the vasodilator potency of the endothelium-derived relaxing factor, L-S-nitroso-cysteine, in Spontaneously Hypertensive rats. Vascular Pharmacology, 44: 491-507.
•    Lewis SJ, Travis MD, Hashmi-Hill MP *, Sandock K, Robertson TP & Bates JN, (2006).  Differential effects of ouabain on the vasodilator actions of nitric oxide and S-nitrosothiols in vivo. Vascular Pharmacology, 45: 383-394.
* married name

PRESENTATIONS

•    55 student presentations at STEM Expo, UW Stout (2011-present)
•    Hashmi, M.P. (2013) Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars Alumni Presentation at the UW System’s Annual Summer Institute sponsored by OPID. June 20th, Madison, WI.
•    Hashmi, M.P., Hopp, J. & Schmidt, L. (2013). Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholar News. Mayday presentation sponsored by NTLC at UW-Stout.
•    Hashmi, MP, (2012) Service Learning in Action: Student-run health clinic at Stepping Stones. The Applied Science Speaker Series.
•    Carlson, K.M., Dutton, K. & Hashmi, M.P. (2012). Three Parties, Two Projects, One Goal. Co-keynote speaker for Regional Civic Engagement Practitioners Conference at UW-Stout.
•    Hashmi, M.P. (2012) Service Learning in Action: Student-run health clinic at Stepping Stones. The Applied Science Speaker Series. UW-Stout
•    Carlson, KM, Hashmi, MP, Vande Linde, AQM, Little, AM & Kirk, J, (2012). Improving on Student-Community Learning: Strategically aligning student-learning outcomes with community needs to develop a more sustainable, intentional, and cohesive curriculum. Pre-conference workshop for ASQ STEM Agenda Conference, Menomonie, WI
•    Hashmi, MP. & Carlson, KM, (2012). Interdisciplinary Service Learning: Two approaches to solving one problem. ASQ STEM Agenda Conference, Menomonie, WI.
•    Lea, V., Weiss, T., Little, A. & Hashmi, MP, (May 2012). Infusing Diversity across the Curriculum (panel discussion), UW-Stout
•    Howarton, R & Hashmi, MP, (2012). Infusing Diversity across the Curriculum, 9th Annual International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Conference (ISSOTL), Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
•    Hashmi, MP & Carlson, KM, (2012). Radical Curriculum: Making Meaningful Changes in the Classroom and Community, 9th Annual International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Conference (ISSOTL), Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
•    Carlson, KM, Dutton, K & Hashmi, MP,  (2012). Three Parties, Two Projects, One Goal. Co-keynote speaker for Regional Civic Engagement Practitioners Conference at UW-Stout.
•    Hashmi, MP & Little, MA, (2012). Infusing Diversity Into The Sciences: Two Case Studies. 9th Annual International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Conference (ISSOTL), Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
•    Basu, L., Stary, W., Rodriguez, G. & Hashmi, M.P. (2011). Mothers and Academic: Balancing the Shifts of Work, Motherhood and Me. Mayday Conference sponsored by NTLC at UW-Stout
•    Grant, J.E. & Hashmi, M.P. (2011). Illustrated Novels: A Multidisciplinary Mastery Projects for Students. UW-Stout Professional Development Week.
•    Hashmi, M.P. & Grant J.E. (2011). An Innovative Teaching Tool for STEM Disciplines: the Illustrated Novel. Opening Workshop for New STEM Educators 2011: Inclusive Teaching Methods. Sponsored by UW System Women & Science Program. Marshfield, WI, September 30.
•    Little, A, Hashmi, MP & Grant, J, (2011). Interdisciplinary lesson study: Using case studies to build graph interpretation and web evaluation skills, and student enthusiasm. . ISSOTL11: "Transforming the Academy Through the Theory and Practice of SOTL"Milwaukee, WI, October 20-23.
•    Grant, J & Hashmi, MP, (2011). Inspiring NonMajor Students in STEM Courses: The Illustrated Novel Mastery Project. ISSOTL11: "Transforming the Academy Through the Theory and Practice of SOTL"Milwaukee, WI. October 20-23.
•    Hashmi, MP & Grant JE, (2011). An Innovative Teaching Tool for STEM Disciplines: the Illustrated Novel. Opening Workshop for New STEM Educators 2011: Inclusive Teaching Methods. Sponsored by UW System Women & Science Program. Marshfield, WI, September 30.
•    Hashmi, MP, Little, A & Grant, J, (2011). Interdisciplinary Lesson Study: Building Graph Interpretation, Web Evaluation Skills and Enthusiasm. 1st annual conference addressing STEM education. Advancing the STEM Agenda for Education, the Workplace and Society, sponsored by ASQ Education Division and UW-Stout. July 19-20.
•    Hashmi, MP & Grant, J, (2011). Inspiring Non-Science Students in STEM Courses: The Illustrated Novel Project. 1st annual conference addressing STEM education. Advancing the STEM Agenda for Education, the Workplace and Society, sponsored by ASQ Education Division and UW-Stout. July 19-20.
•    Basu, L, Stary, W, Rodriguez, G & Hashmi, MP, (2011). Mothers and Academic: Balancing the Shifts of Work, Motherhood and Me. Mayday presentation sponsored by NTLC at UW-Stout
•    Becker, J, Deacon, A, Anheier, P, Navarre, J, Grant, J, Hashmi, MP & Little, M, (2011). Improving Instruction and Student Learning Through Lesson Study: A Tale of Two Disciplines. Mayday presentation sponsored by NTLC at UW-Stout
•    Grant, J & Hashmi, MP, (2011). Illustrated Novels: Creativity Meshing With Human Biology. Mayday presentation sponsored by NTLC at UW-Stout
•    DeMuth, B & Hashmi, MP, (2011). Down-Regulation of A2A Receptor via Continuous Antagonism as a Possible Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease. NCUR, Ithaca, NY
•    Hashmi, MP, Grant, J & Little, A, (2011).Interdisciplinary Lesson Study: Plants, Drugs and Depression. President’s Summit on Excellence in Teaching and Learning. April 14-15, Madison, WI.
•    Grant, J & Hashmi, MP, (2011). Illustrated Novels: A Multidisciplinary Mastery Projects for Students. UW-Stout Professional Development Week
•    Demuth, B. & Hashmi, MP. (2011). Down-Regulation of A2A Receptor via Continuous Antagonism as a Possible Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease,  Stout Research Day, UW-Stout.
•    Nelson, M., Smith, K., & Hashmi, MP. (2011). Investigation of Aspergillus Migration into Blood Vessel.  Stout Research Day, UW-Stout.
•    DeMuth, B, Nelson, M and Hashmi, MP, (2010). A study to Elucidate the Best Method for Physical Removal of Cholesterol from Blood. National Conference for Undergraduate Research. Missoula, MT
•    Fagan, M, Boone, J &  Hashmi, MP, (2010). Quantification of Proteins Involved in the Etiology of Hypertension Using Western Blotting Techniques National Conference for Undergraduate Research. Missoula, MT.
•    Koenig,B, Gaffney, C, Boone, J , Carlson, K, Pickart, M & Hashmi, MP, (2009). Screening of Hmong Medicinal Plants for Bioactive Compounds. National Conference for Undergraduate Research. UW-LaCrosse, WI.
•    Hashmi, MP, (2009). How to Get into Medical School. Applied Science Speaker Series. UW-Stout.

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